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17th-Aug-2006 03:52 pm
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I'm here, after a VERY INTERESTING journey up the motorway. I drove into the rain from sunny Hertfordshire and the full storm hit at Milton Keynes and didn't let up. Speed limit of 40mph for stretches and one lorry, exceeding the limit, caused me to aquaplane on his wake. One lighting strike hit the fast lane beside me with an enormous clap of thunder. Quite an exciting journey.

My mobile phone won't work. Could be the fact that I still have the France Orange chip in there and the vodaphone one is safely lodged in its wallet - at home.

My room's on the ground floor, just off the Hub. On my way there, the first person I met inb the corridor leading from reception was The Man in the Hat himself. He's smaller than I remember. Maybe I've growed?

I've eaten the sandwich MWNN made me and had a pot of tea and was just settling down for a nap when the workmen started up in a neighbouring room. I'm in the Coffee Costa bar where the wi-fi is free and I don't have to buy anything to be here. That should mean regular updates and pics, providing the hotel doesn't work out how to charge for the wi-fi.

Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.

Quote of the day for all the Spuffies on my Flist.
17th-Aug-2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
I thought Milton Keynes was designed to be storm-free?
17th-Aug-2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Now where on earth did you hear that? Maybe the storm missed MK itself and concentrated on the M1?
18th-Aug-2006 11:58 am (UTC)
I just figured, if you're going to engineer a city, you'd engineer the weather as well ...
18th-Aug-2006 12:32 pm (UTC)

Problem is, the engineered city has its faults, perhaps the weather is one of them?
18th-Aug-2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Well, Sunnydale always seemed a bit engineered, and it's got a Hellmouth ...

Oh! And M-K has ex-Wimbledon FC! That's like hell, isn't it?
17th-Aug-2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Meep. That sounds horrible.
I'm glad you're ok.
17th-Aug-2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks L.

MWNN thinks skid-pad lessons are on the cards as a Christmas present.
17th-Aug-2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
That journey doesn't sound much like fun! *hugs*

Have a wonderful time at the con!
17th-Aug-2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, C. The fun has already begun.
17th-Aug-2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh exciting! We only had a small drop of rain. :(

Say hello to Tezzer from the Bogwitch.
17th-Aug-2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
I think Hitchin is in its own little micro-climate too.

I'm still wondering if he's going to use your name in a future book . He was very taken with it.
17th-Aug-2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
I think the Chilterns shelter Hemel.

I'm very intrigued into how he'd manage to do that.
17th-Aug-2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Well Tiffany comes from the chalklands. There's nothing to stop him introducing a character from boggier parts.
17th-Aug-2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but that's an occupation, not a name.
18th-Aug-2006 03:45 am (UTC)
Glad you made it all right. Maybe there was magic involved?
18th-Aug-2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
The gods certainly took care of me, that's for sure.
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